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Scotland

Scotland is threatened by all three fracking technologies: Shale Gas/Oil, Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and Underground Coal Gasification (UCG). Exploration licences cover a relatively small area of land at present, but roughly a third of Scotland is being offered to fracking companies as part of the 14th onshore licensing round. Initially the fracking threat in Scotland was mainly from two coal based extraction methods: Coal Bed Methane (CBM)and… Continue reading

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What is Underground Coal Gasification?

Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is a process for exploiting coal that cannot be mined because the seams are too deep, thin or fractured. The process involves using the same sort of drilling technology usually used for fracking to get air/oxygen into the coal seam and then set the seam on fire. By controlling the amount of oxygen injected it is then possible to only partially burn the coal and bring the gases produced to the surface where… Continue reading

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Fighting Fracking In 2015: A Year Of Delays And Community Victories

Fighting Fracking In 2015: A Year Of Delays And Community Victories

2015 has been a year of slow progress, or in many cases no progress, for the fracking industry. The anti-fracking movement, on the other hand, has gone from strength to strength. The only area where significant progress has been made is in the issuing of new fracking licences at a national level, where the political system effectively insulates the industry from the communities it effects. Meanwhile at a more local level the industry has been… Continue reading

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Wells, Wells And More Fracking Wells

A critical aspect of the exploitation of unconventional gas which is often not fully appreciated is that, not only is the extraction process for an individual well much more intense (hydraulic fracturing etc.), but the number of wells that have to be drilled is much larger. This is principally because unconventional gas is trapped in impermeable rock, and so the gas cannot easily flow through it. A conventional gas field can drain gas from a… Continue reading

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Reports & Evidence

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Five-Quarter Energy

Five-Quarter’s academic turned alchemist directors have no direct UCG experience but are pushing ahead with licences and speculative development plans in the UK. They have already received regional development funding and secured government backing for proposed UCG projects in the North East of England. The company coined the term ‘Deep Gas Winning’ in an attempt to shirk the negative publicity associated with UCG. Keep an eye out for… Continue reading

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